Bright Lights

I’m just mad for these candylicious resin lamps by the London-based designer Marianna Kennedy. They come in eye-popping colors like deep sea green or chrome yellow, and at about $600 each (with shade) are relatively affordable, unlike the lacquered gueridon tables and gilded mercury mirrors in Kennedy’s gallery-quality collection. The conical shades are made from antique book cloth, most of which Kennedy sources from Paris. “Isn’t it funny,” she says, “you just have to say it comes from Paris and it sounds irresistible.”

Bright Lights was originally published in the Spring Design 2013 New York Times T Magazine.

Words by Rita Konig. Portrait by Clare Shilland